AskDefine | Define Bailey

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1 United States singer (1918-1990) [syn: Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey]
2 English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742) [syn: Nathan Bailey, Nathaniel Bailey]
3 the outer courtyard of a castle
4 the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle

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Proper noun

  1. an English occupational name for a steward or official
  2. an English topographic surname from someone who lived by a bailey (the outer wall of a castle)
  3. A given name derived from the surname.
  4. (mostly U.S:)A given name

Extensive Definition

Bailey may refer to:


In the United Kingdom:
In fiction:


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Bailey in German: Bailey
Bailey in French: Bailey
Bailey in Ido: Bailey
Bailey in Dutch: Bailey
Bailey in Japanese: ベイリー
Bailey in Polish: Bailey
Bailey in Portuguese: Bailey
Bailey in Volapük: Bailey
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